Cesar Chavez And The United Farm Workers Movement

Author: Roger A. Bruns
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031338651X
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This book offers an illuminating story of how social and political change can sometimes result from the vision, leadership, and commitment of a few dedicated individuals determined not to fail. • Interviews, speeches, congressional testimony, diary entries, and firsthand recollections from the early 1960s to the present • Profiles of men and women who played important leadership roles in the farm workers movement

Jim Crow Laws

Author: Leslie Vincent Tischauser
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386080
Size: 28.91 MB
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Presents the history of the South divided under a series of discriminatory Jim Crow laws passed from 1877 to 1965, addressing the origins of legal inequality, the white justification for segregation, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

Trail Of Tears

Author: Julia Coates
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384495
Size: 42.67 MB
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This book covers a critical event in U.S. history: the period of Indian removal and resistance from 1817 to 1839, documenting the Cherokee experience as well as Jacksonian policy and Native-U.S. relations. • Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, the volume provides current, informed perspectives on the Cherokee experience • Provides biographical sketches that introduce the reader to the key players on all sides of the event • Explains how intensified contact with Europeans through trading relationships and developing technological dependency changed Cherokee society and created a new "global economy" • Supplies primary document excerpts that offer additional insight and perspective on historical events, incorporating legislation, petitions, newspaper articles, court decisions, letters, and treaties • Examines a key curricular topic for high school and undergraduate student researchers—Indian removal and resistance in the 1800s • Includes portraits of important figures, such as Major Ridge, John Ridge, and John Ross as well as maps of Cherokee territory in the southeast and routes of the Trail of Tears

The Fight In The Fields

Author: Susan Ferriss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156005982
Size: 28.97 MB
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Examines the fight of the United Farm Workers Union

Cesar Chavez

Author: Roger Bruns
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334528
Size: 79.29 MB
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Traces the life and accomplishments of the founder of the United Farm Workers of America, Cesar Chavez, discussing his nonviolent fight for migrant farm workers.

Sal Si Puedes Escape If You Can

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520282507
Size: 45.54 MB
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Documents the three years the author spent working with Cesar Chavez, as well as their travels to Sal Si Puedes where Chavez began his organizing, and considers the legacy of Chavez's life and message.

Plessy V Ferguson

Author: Thomas J. Davis Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391882
Size: 10.94 MB
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More than the story of one man's case, this book tells the story of entire generations of people marked as "mixed race" in America amid slavery and its aftermath, and being officially denied their multicultural identity and personal rights as a result.

An Organizer S Tale

Author: Cesar Chavez
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110120155X
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The first major collection of writings by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez One of the most important civil rights leaders in American history, Cesar Chavez was a firm believer in the principles of nonviolence, and he effectively employed peaceful tactics to further his cause. Through his efforts, he helped achieve dignity, fair wages, benefits, and humane working conditions for hundreds of thousands of farm workers. This extensive collection of Chavez's speeches and writings chronicles his progression and development as a leader, and includes previously unpublished material. From speeches to spread the word of the Delano Grape Strike to testimony before the House of Representatives about the hazards of pesticides, Chavez communicated in clear, direct language and motivated people everywhere with an unflagging commitment to his ideals. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Union Of Their Dreams

Author: Miriam Pawel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608190994
Size: 52.38 MB
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Named one of the Best Books of 2009 by the San Francisco Chronicle A Los Angeles Times Notable Book